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good a day of mourning, a memorial under way on the uc santa barbara campus the father of a victim is scheduled to speak along with others 3,000 seats have been set up there. >> today the parents of san jose resident george chen went back to the apartment where he was killed last night his mother got down on her hands and knees to scrawl a message to her slain 19-year-old son. good afternoon, everyone, i'm larry beil. >> six people died in the killing spree friday night
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three victims frr the bay area. they were friends. the young men were found stabbed inside of the apartment where james and david lived with the gunman. >> abc7 news reporter live in isla vista now. mary? >> reporter: you can see students here filing into the stadium behind me and are about to host a memorial service to honor those who died the community heading down the long road to recovery. 19-year-old veronica wiess was a college freshman with dreams of a career in finance. dreams denied when she was shot and killed by a gunman on a shooting spree. her father, an abc employee told abc radio he feels sadness not anger. >> the world lost great kids. >> there were red flags about the gunman that killed six and wounded 13. a murder plot detailed in his
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chilling 137 page manifesto. he e mailed the horrific plan in the minutes before he opened fire. but it was too late for them to save the victims. the rampage began in rodgers apartment. police discovered stabbed to death his two roommates and a visiting friend. his next target was a sorority house, an attempt to exact revenge on women he said rejected him. >> i'm going to enter the hottest sorority house of ucsd. he banged on the door. out sigh, he shot three women, killing two. next, a deli. panicked students dodged students and one was killed. >> we're trying to do is understand why chris died and try to make it mean something. because otherwise, it's just so
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hard. >> as this community begins to heal, there is some good news here tonight. just three of the 13 wounded victims remain in the hospital and are expected to recover. live in santa barbara, mary bruce, abc7 news. >> on the ucsb campus, therapy dogs arrived trying to help students. students could attend session was the dogs maybe pet them a little bit for a sense of anxiety relief.ñi >> the principal of lindbrooke high school made that announcement today. one victim, james hong graduated from lind doos brook in 2012. grief counselors were on campus.
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>> people are surprised this kid got killed. >> i heard he was a release nice kid. and very smart. so i -- it's weird to know something like that could happen to him. >> he used to work back stage in the drama department. his teacher says he didn't seek the spotlight but effort in the classroom made him a standout. >> students and staff at fremont christian school are mourning the loss of one of their own. abc7 news is live where they're planning a memorial for david. tiffany? >> yes. they're planning that memorial. today, they're just trying to get through finals the superintendent says in the face of tragedy, it's hard to imagine just moving on, going about life but they have had to do that. it's moments of silence that
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everybody about david and his death comes rushing back in. >> in pictures, david wong liked to raise his hand as a sign of peace. friday, he >> you hear it and you well up can tears. >> the superintendent found a year book from 2012. he chose to include bible verses. >> this is my commandment, you love one another as you have i have loved you. greater love has no one than this. to lay down his life for his friends. >> there is comfort in the fact he was with friends. >> in high school david was known for love of learning and basketball. in august, they will dedicate the outdoor court to david >> we thought we need to beautify the area and put up something that tells his story.
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you can read that and connect to what this is about. >> sadly this isn't the first time the school memorialized a student. 15 years ago this redwood planted in honor of a student who died in an accident. >> many, many years later that is still with you. i'm quite sure i won't for get david. >> may he rest in peace. in fremont abc7 news. >> today, california lawmakers introduced new legislation creating a gun violence restraining order, concerned friends could contact law enforcement who could then stop someone from buying or owning firearms. assembly member nancy skinner co-authored the bill saying loved ones are often the first to spot the warning signs. >> more vigils are being planned we'll see how the uc berkeley community is coming together to honor victims >> brian stow was in a los
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angeles courtroom today as jury selection began in a civil case filed over his attack that took place outside dodger stadium three years ago. stow, from santa cruz watched from his wheelchair as perspective jurors received instructions he suffered disabling brain damage during a beating by two dodger fans outside of the stadium in april, 2011. the suit seeks millions in damages from the dodgers and team former owner. >> two kaiser permanente buildings reopened after a criminal threat forced them to close this morning. the closure mainly affected patients who had morning appointments or needed to pick upper skripgss this afternoon. oakland police have not specified what is included in the threat. >> checking on the accu-weather
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forecast, we'll go to spencer christian. >> sunny skies, and light breezes where i am. it's cooler than it was yesterday. here is live doppler 7 hd. you can see clear skies, no hint of clouds around. taking a look at the temperature change, four degrees cooler at sfo than at at this hour yesterday two. degrees warmer at half moon bay. so a little bit of a cool down. here is a live view from our camera. readings mid to upper 60s in san francisco and oakland. 72 san jose. another live view, 89 in santa rosa now. low 80s in fairfield one more live view from mount tam. taking a look at the forecast, clear, breezy this evening.
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tomorrow, warm inland and sunny skies. high temperatures mid-80s tomorrow, i'll show you what lies ahead in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> tonight first coin from the greatest buried treasure find in u.s. history will be auctioned to have for charity. an unnamed couple found 1400 coins on their property the collection estimated to be worth $10 million. one of the coins an 1874, $20 double eagle will be auctioned off in the san francisco mint building where it was originally made. proceeds will go through preserving the building. >> speaking of money, dash for hidden cash m san francisco is going to be heading south. today, mysterious ben factor planting cashes around the city says he will move on to l.a.
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this morning people tried to track down some of the cash on lombard street. one of several stashes planted across the city today. and announced there will be a huge give away with hidden cash reaches 120,000 twitter followers. now there are 86,000 following. so everybody wants money is the message there. >> i won't have guessed. >> stay here, we're grateful. promise finishing the job. the president lays out a time line for bringing home u.s. troops >> a baby boy born to a mother in a coma. >> and at 4:30 brave action of a bay area girl helping police catch a man now charged with pimping out young girls. >> our first live look at the commute. this is interstate 80 in berkeley. viewed from our camera in
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emeryville, traffic is crawling along toward berkeley. and coming back another way is jammed up as well heading back towards san francisco or 580. stay with us, more still to come at 4:00.
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welcome back, another live picture from isla vifta. a memorial is getting under way. >> yes, this is a day of mourning and reflection. thousands of students are filing into parter stadium on the ucsb campus normally used for soccer, seating 17,000.
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among those that will speak is the father of victim chris martinez along with uc system president janet napolitano we'll keep you posted as events unfold after what has been a horrific weekend at ucsb. moving on the president announced an agreement for u.s. troop withdrawal from afghanistan. but the agreement to keep just under 10,000 troops there after this year is contingent on the afghan government signing a agreement. it's america's longest war and today, president obama announced his game plan in afghanistan. >> now, we're finishing the job we've started. >> right now, there are 32,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan the figure dropping to # 800 after combat operations end this year.
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remaining troops focus on training afghan forces and supporting counter terrorism efforts against al qaeda. by end of 2015, that number would be cut by half the levels were largely in step with what fill pill mil tear commanders were looking for. but the plan is contingent on an agreement being reached with the next afghan president. >> two final candidates in the runoff election for president as each indicated they'd sign this agreement after taking office. so i'm hope thfl could be done. >> this just two days after the surprise secret trip to afghanistan. >> for many of you, this will be the last tour in afghanistan. >> 2184 americans were killed there since the war began in 2001. nearly 20,000 wounded the president said today that after that sacrifice...
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>> we'll never waiver to deny al qaeda a safe haven. >> president said by the end of 016 only u.s. presence in afghanistan will be at an embassy and security assistance office. similar to iraq. >> good news stemming from a horrible case of animal cruelty in monterey county. seven dogs and a cat are now available for adoption. workers found 14 dogs, four puppies and four cats living in filthy conditions in the home. feces and urine in the home, rescuers had to wear protective gear the district attorney is considering multiple counts of animal neglect f you're interested in akopting contact spca for monterey county. a baby born to a fresno woman in a coma has gone home
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the father posted this picture for his wife. it reads, quote, my boy west was just discharged from ucsf. it was exciting to see him in his car seat for the first time and to take him home. now i'm on my own with west. these are new pictures of baby west. there he is taking a nap. doctors delivered the healthy baby last week. the mother has been in a coma since she suffered a seizure in march. she'll be transferred to an intense brain rehab clinic to undergo more they are yeah p to try to wake her. a college sophomore is the youngest person to try to fly solo around the world the 19-year-old plans to take off from san diego tomorrow, saying his passion began at a young age. the trip will include 20 stops on five continents. >> i'm not nervous.
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once i get out an hour over the ocean, all i can see is blue. >> he will pilot a beach craft bonanza. removing four of the six seats adding room for a fuel tank. >> yes. there is a lot of room to be seen out there now. we go to spencer christian with the accu-weather forecast. >> and we have sunny skies across the bay area. even at the coast. breezy but pleasant. here is a look at current wind gusts. 33 miles per hour is the sfo.xd at the forecast features, clear,
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breezy mild to warm. turningc cooler with clouds coming in. here is our satellite radar image showing a cool air mass that is pro tusing breezy conditions as well. this is our indicator, temperatures rising tomorrow and thursday, dropping off friday, saturday, sunday and bouncing back up next week and that is what we can expect. tonight clear skies overnight lows into mid-40s in napa. upper 40s on the coast. and low 50s near the bay and inland. tomorrow, warm, highs ranging from upper 70s to mid-80s.
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83 in morgan hill tomorrow. we'll see mid to upper 70s. 78 redwood city. low 60s in pacifica. 81 novato. east bay highs, oakland 76. 76 in york and union city. inland east bay milder with 84 in livermore. and here is the accu-weather forecast. thursday, we expect to be the warmest day of the seven day period. mid to upper 80s inland. upper 70s around the bay. pleasant day. we'll cool down friday. saturday will be the coolest day of the forecast. upper 60s around the bay and upper 50s on the coast.
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on, tuesday, temperatures rising again. low 80s inland. there is nothing dramatic or extreme. >> that sounds good. thank you. >> okay. >> the heart warming story of friendship between a goat and a burro. >> when is it the right decision to get married? how do you know? >> no way to know. >> actor bill murray knows right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done.
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i'm alex padilla. i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business. so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state.
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>> may not be mozart but a handful of otter playing the keyboard. >> it's sad about this is that they played better than you and i could play. >> look at their enthusiasm.
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>> officials say music almost work on their sight touch and hearing. >> yes. you'reñi looking at mr. g there. he's down the goat lived for years with a burro named jelly bean. he was depressed. he figured he's got to be missing his belly. there, he is reunited. and just look. suddenly you can see mr. g is alive. and six days two animals were separateed and during that time, mr. g refused to move or eat the animal saying saying neither is going to be put up for adoption. they're going to live at the
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sanctuary. >> the cutest video of the day. >> friendship is friendship. >> four northern california students got to show off inventions for president obama today. >> young inventors describe their winning projects they have been coated with gel and foam to heap football player as void concussions. >> so you're on your own duplicated a company. >> other students presented everything from robots to flood-proof bridges bay area students showed off a cane and a portable charging system for scooters. >> coming up on abc7 news at k a
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a memorial service underway now. this is a live pictureñi you're looking at at harder stadium. family and friends of the victims are going to be speaking. on a personal note my daughter happens to go to uc santa barbara. there is nothing more chilling than hearing what happened in detail over this past weekend. thankfully she was nowhere near the site of the gunman but i have to say, this is an event and a community that is the community. it's hard to imagine the fear that goes running through your mind as a parent. you can see there is a list of
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dignitaries going to be speaking. the stadium is packed. thousands in there right now. and we'll give you a comprehensive coverage of what is going on with this. what is expected to be an hour long memorial service >> six people died in the killing three last friday night. three victims are from the bay area. nick? >> this is memorial glade here they say this is an opportunity for everyone to come together and recognize the loss. take a look. our cameras were in santa cruz part of the path that what uc santa cruz did. our cameras were as
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were remembered. they say they didn't know some of the people there but felt they're still connected. i can tell you officials will have podium in place and will have candles set up for those that want to mourn the loss. coming up some students are putting things together and hope to be part of the memorial service. >> city college of san francisco students filed legal claims against the school and san francisco police today. it shows a demonstration in march. the students claim officers used excessive force. >> i was choked, and pepper
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sprayed and spent 12 hours deprived of food and medical attention. >> we want to make sure this doesn't happen to others at the school. >> activists want the chancellor to apologize for what happened. >> a 17-year-old antioch girl managed to escape a man she claims forced her into prostitution. the man is now under arrest, in jail facing serious >> reporter: a simple text message from a 17-year-old girl to her father, claiming she had been kidnapped sh forced into prostitution and brought here.
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>> police found the girl. she says she met this man, chester brown in antioch after running away from home. investigators say she was forced to create her own profile on a escort web site and sell her body for sex. >> yesterday she was able to be alone a little bit. she was brave none, and called 911. >> police were rescuing her, authorities say brown came back to the motel and in his car, three more girls, 214-year-olds and a 16-year-old. >> one of the 14-year-old girls inside of the vehicle was a missing person out of san francisco. had a warrant for arrest she was teaching the other girls how to be prostitutes. >> it's horrible. i'm a father, a grandfather. i can't imagine. >> investigators say brown acted as their pimp and in the car found a how to book on pimping. >> doing a search of the
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vehicle, they located condoms and a book on pimpology. >> customers say they never knew what is going on. >> there are a lot of people coming through here. you don't know if they're tourists or residents from stockton. >> more than three months after malaysia airlines flight 370 disappeared the malaysian government released raw data. searchers determined the plane ran out of fuel and ended up in the southern indian ocean but no trace of the plane has been found families of some of the 239 people on board say the release still didn't include enough information to value yil dade -- validate conclusions. >> only data cannot lead to an ending. we want to see the full version of the report.
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>> the satellite engineer who has been researcher calculation says much of the 45 pages of data is just noise. he says only 2 or 3 pages are important. >> microsoft former ceo now in discussions to possibly purchase l.a. clippers. the team co-owner is reported to have met with steve balmer over the weekend to discuss a sale. balmer is one of many interested suitors. sterling wants 1 billion for the clippers. it might be closer to $2 billion. she and her estranged husband hired bank of america to help with the sale. the nba banned donald sterling for life from events. >> marshon lynch will star in a movie about his life. he won the super bowl with seahawks last season, known for usually declining to speak with
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reporters. jokingly he had a spokesperson during media week at the super bowl this past year. my thought is that going to be a silent movie? lynch will speak on the screen because it's his story. it will tell his first days in oakland to stardom. >> should be interesting. >> yes. >> coming up on abc7 news at 4:00 pactor bill murray dropping in on a bachelor party. his advice about love and marriage. >> i'm spencer christian. nice clear skies right now. we can see from our east bay hills camera, changes in the temperature raining coming our way. i'll have details in the accu-weather forecast coming up in just a moment. >> another lookq$hx
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the nation will be dry with exception of seattle and portland, where it will be showery. state of california tomorrow, sunny skies, warm down throughout the central valley. hot in fresno. a high of 79, 104 in palm springs tomorrow, 67, monterey. here in the bay area, another sunny, breezy day. >> high temperatures low 60s on the coast to mid-80s inland locations and it's going to be warmer on thursday. so nice, warm days coming our way before we have temperatures dropping off on the weekend. >> thank you, spencer. >> still ahead on abc7 news at 4:00 unusual high-speed chase involving a dump truck. and how it ended. >> first lady's fight, responding to her school meals
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>> this is wild a police chased a stolen truck 100 miles through southern california this afternoon. police tried to stop a truck in rancho cucamonga. the driver finally stopped after pulling into a gas station in san diego. the first lady made an unusual move today lobbying to show how well her healthy school meal plan is working. abc news reporter has more. >> the first lady is fighting back out of a bill that would take the bite out of the school meal program she's championing. >> the first lady held a meeting
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tuesday at the white house with school nutrition officials from a number of cities including new york and los angeles. they say the healthier standards are benefitting children in the districts. the new rules were phased in as a result of mrs. obama's antiobesity campaign. >> now is not the time to roll back everything we've worked for. >> a house committee is expected to arrive a spending bill that would allow schools to wave the healthier standards. and children have lawmakers discussed the issues in march. i'm hearing a push back. it's a real concern out there
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among schools. >> the school officials who spoke at the white house meetings say they're not having trouble implementing standards others have complained saying the new meals are too expensive, and that some of the foods including whole wheat pastas are too difficult to make. >> a new kind of hearing aid allows users to control the volume in each year so they can hear people in crowded restaurants or other loud settings. it can also stream phone calls into the hearing aid. instead of on a phone. >> in restaurants, someone is talking low, you can set it by the speaker.
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>> the device costs about $3,000, roughly the same as other high-end hearing aids. >> the fcc released a new report calling for more transparency ask how companies compile information on you. >> about time. >> yes. >> that is what i say. good old regulators. there are nine companies compiling data about you and selling it to other companies. in a report a call for transparency and accountability the ftc reveals data breakers could reveal you have a disease how information may be for an employer. the federal trade commission wants congress to give consumers more control over how their personal information is used. >> the federal government is
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investigating reports on brakes two of nissan models won't stop the cars fast enough. regulators are investigating eight complaints and some brake pedals go all the way to the floor. accidents and injuries have been reported. if there is a recall it could affect 200,000 cars. you may be, you may have a frequent flyer account. how easy is it for you to get a ticket? some airlines make it easier than others to redeem awards. southwest had the highest rating and united and american ranking in the top three. biggest frustration, some charge more miles than expected to get a free flight. my biggest frustration is that those programs charge a few fee
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to use them. >> they're going to get your money one way or another >> up next, pg&e gets some awards. >> new at 5:00 frustrated and fed up. >> i just need to be done with. >> a mother has been waiting a long time for the trial of a man accused of killing her son. abc7 news reporter vic lee gets to the bottom of it. and how the company is cashing in big time. we'll continue right aft
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right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done. i'm alex padilla.
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i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business. so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state. here is a look at prime time tonight. extreme weight loss, then abc7 news at 11:00. may is asian pacific
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month. owe we'd recognize members related to some of our own. we have information on instagram. an international auditor awarded pg&e high marks today however, officials are not impressed by acknowledgement citing the deadly explosion taken place in 2010. >> being in this neighborhood where eight people tied and several others were injured it's hard to imagine getting any recognition for safety. the it's a different company. after the september 2010
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pipeline explosion in this neighborhood, pg&e made some major administrative moves. they hired this man, a gas operations exert and reached out to an independent oughtitor to validate improvements pge is making. >> to analyze and determine if what woe say is what we actually do. >> pg&e says that included replacing pipelines in a faster rate. inspecting what is underground, and interviews crews. the register has been in business 250 years says they call the shots during inspecks though pg&e hireed and pays them for the work. >> they give us documents we ask for documents we tell them where we want to go. we're not led. we've done this significantly. >> the auditor says pg&e is a
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better and safer company. but san bruno city manager says a recent audit by california public utilities commission finds there are critical areas that need improvement. >> the city does not believe the certification program or similar activities demonstrate this system is safer. >> we welcome folks to look at our testing we've been doing. and witness the work that has been done. >> certification once obtained needs to continue to earn it. >> in san bruno, abc7 news >> thanks for joining us at 4:00. i'm larry beil. abc # news at 5:00 begins right now with dan and katie. >> we need the community to have a forum and space to reflect on what happened here.
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>> memorial is underway for victims killed in friday's rampage. how a high school is planning to honor former student who died in isla vista. >> i'm upset ask disturbed by it. >> the bishop and morality clause the big meeting and who is told not to come. >> breezy and blue this afternoon. changes are coming later this week, straight ahead. >> students at uc santa barbara returned to campus four days after the son of a hollywood film director goes on a deadly shooting rampage. >> an overflow crowd to help students share their pain. >> the school says it wants to come in with the community. >> i don't want you to think what i suggest represents
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everybody's views. so my original idea i wanted to give you all something to do to support. in a concrete way, so we can leave here with an idea you can do something to help us. and so my original thought was that i should ask you on behalf of christopher and the other families that agree with this approach to go out and buy a pack of post cards, write three words not one more on it. i don't know if any of you saw the video of me at the sheriff substation on evening of the thing, that -- >> you've been listening to the father of one of the victims richard martinez. the school wants to come together as a community to reflect, talk and think about
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the future. good evening, everyone. >> i'm dan ashley let's get now to abc7 news reporter outside of the memorial. tonight we'll have the latest there. >> students did organize a vigil and hundreds of people attend that had event. as mentioned there are so many people gone from here over memorial day weekend. so this is the first chance for everyone to come together organizers expecting 15,000 people to be attendance. looks like stadium here is pretty much at capacity. this is the first opportunity for the community to come together. classes cancelled. this was a day of mourning. >> let us commit to honoring those we have lost. not only through words but actions. let us cherish moments


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